Category Archives: Film Festivals
Director Sam Mendes will take the seat at the head of the jury table at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, which runs from August 31 to September 10.
Film Independent, the non-profit group that produces the Independent Spirit Awards, unveiled the competition lineup for this year’s LA Film Festival, which runs June 1-9.
The 2016 Cannes Film Festival lineup is out! Woody Allen’s Cafe Society is set to open the festival and also includes Steven Spielberg’s The BFG and Shane Black’s The Nice Guys. Check out the lineup here.
Disney’s pop culture ultimate fan event, D23 has announced that next year’s expo will take place from July 14th to the 16th, which is normally the same dates for Comic-Con in San Diego.
The SXSW Film Festival wrapped over the weekend and now that the Audience Award Winners and the Grand Jury Winners have been announced, I can finally sit still for a moment and reflect back on all the good, the bad, and the mediocre of this year’s fest.
Now that the Tribeca Film Festival has announced their competition lineup and their feature slate, the New York-based fest has now unveiled their Talk Series.
And Punching The Clown stands well on its own as a subtle and well-crafted comedy that makes sure every laugh is worth it.
On the surface, The Dwarvenaut seems like a doc about an eccentric Dungeons and Dragons fanatic, but it quickly turns into a well-told story about an orphan who became a successful entrepreneur.
Hush is a combo of Straw Dogs and The Strangers — but the victim is completely void of hearing and speaking which takes it to another level of terrifying.
After nine days, 143 feature-length films and 114 shorts, the SXSW Film Festival has announced the Audience Award winners.
Just when you thought there isn’t room for another movie about a music legend, Born to be Blue comes out. The Robert Budreau-directed film about jazz trumpeter Chet Baker is a music biopic that is fine, but forgettable.
On the surface, Pet seems like an ordinary psychological thriller, but as the story progresses it twists itself into a knot of an emotional instability that will make your brain bleed.
Half bone-breaking action movie and half amusement park thrill ride, Hardcore Henry is pure unadulterated fun.
Considering it was St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it appropriate to attend a special SXSW screening of the classic, Leprechaun 4: In Space — just how our forefathers would have wanted.
Miles Ahead is a passion project that Don Cheadle decided to share with the world. At times, it wobbles about, but you have to appreciate its passion.
Pee-wee’s Big Holiday was supposed to be welcomed with an uproarious standing ovation and a heaping of praise. Instead, it deserves seated applause and a pat on the back.
Another day at SXSW has gone by and the music portion has started to eclipse the film portion of the festival — but that doesn’t mean the screenings have stopped. I managed to fit in a handful of movies before the day’s end.
Operator is painful, heartfelt, and funny — as all relationships should be.
Alvarez’s mysterious twisted home invasion movie is a brutal thrill ride that could very well be the best thing to come out of SXSW this year.
The stellar doc The Art of Organized Noize, the latest romp from Nicolas Cage, and the dizzying experience of Hardcore Henry. Plus, a guide to navigating the crowds at SXSW.
Kasra Farahani’s directorial debut is a commendable first crack at a genre and concept that has been recycled time and time again.
The SXSW Film Festival announced their 2016 Jury and Special Award-winners at the SXSW Film Awards tonight at the Paramount Theater in Austin.
Michelle Obama will be joined by some big stars during her SXSW keynote address, while Robert Kirkman’s Outcast made its world premiere.
There was enough of the movie screened at SXSW to tell you that this is breaking some major ground when it comes to R-rated, nasty-as-they-wannabe animation.
Gyllenhaal sells us as an emotionally stunted widower, but after Demolition loses steam, the film realizes it needs a resolution and cobbles one together that satisfies its characters more than its audience.
SXSW is in full swing and we have all the news that you need from the festival including exclusive work-in-progress screenings of highly anticipated films, a hearty round-up of movie trailers and clips, and Star Wars, of course.
Films in SXSW’s Visions and Midnighters are experimental, conceptual and, in a word, weird. Some of the best films of the festival live in this portion of the festival. Here are some that made our “must watch” list.